Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld 1817 thaler Dav-832

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Kunker sale 263, lot 1332
This specimen was lot 1332 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €2,000 (about US$2,584 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SACHSEN-SAALFELD, HERZOGTUM, AB 1735 SACHSEN-COBURG-SAALFELD Ernst I. 1806-1826. Konv.-Taler 1817. Mit Randschrift: EIN SPECIES (Rosette) THALER (Verzierungen). Prachtexemplar. Herrliche Patina, fast Stempelglanz. (Germany, duchy of Saxe-Saalfeld, Ernest I, 1806-26, convention thaler of 1817 with edge lettering. Proof example, toned choice extremely fine.)"
This scarce type is one of three thalers listed for this duchy in the nineteenth century. In 1826, the duke exchanged Saalfeld for Cotha and assumed the title of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.

Recorded mintage: 7,327.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-832; AKS 126; Kahnt 501 c; Thun 372, KM 153.1.

Source:

  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.

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